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Chocolate brownie cupcakes

Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes

Alissa Segersten, one of my all-time favorite chefs, nails it again with this recipe! Truly, can’t recommend her work highly enough. If you’re looking for a gluten & dairy-free chocolate cupcake (that the rest of your family/friends won’t think is gross!) this is IT!

Dry ingredients:

  • 3 cups blanched almond flour*
    (it’s essential to use finely ground blanched almond flour, coarser options won’t work in this recipe)

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Wet ingredients:

  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk

  • 1/2 cup honey or coconut nectar

  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • 1 tsp almond flavoring


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

  • Whisk the dry ingredients together.

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.

  • Then combine the dry & wet ingredients and whisk together well.

  • Spoon into cupcake liners. Bake for ~30 minutes.

  • Let cool completely before handling…they firm up once they’re cooled.


  • 12 cupcakes

Chocolate frosting ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk

  • 2 T maple syrup


  • Place all frosting ingredients in a small pot and heat over low heat.

  • Stir continuously until melted.

  • Remove from heat and let it cool for 5 minutes and you’ll see it start to thicken. Do not put it in the fridge as it’ll go rigid!

  • Note, for the creamy, spreadable frosting pictured above let it thicken at room temperate for 3 hours.